Health & Medicine

  1. December 18, 2013

    Teen smoking continues to decline in 2013, annual survey shows

    Smoking among teens in grades eight, 10 and 12 continued to decline in 2013, the annual Monitoring the Future survey shows.

    • 44 percent of adults worry e-cigarettes will encourage kids to start smoking tobacco, a new UMHS poll shows.

  2. December 12, 2013

    UMHS implements flu season protection rules; vaccines still available

    The U-M Health System’s Infection Control and Epidemiology Department has declared influenza is widespread in our area, prompting flu season protection rules and a reminder that there still is time to be vaccinated.

  3. December 10, 2013

    Active U registration opens with goal of 35 million activity minutes

    Registration opens today for the ninth annual Active U program, the 12-week physical activity challenge for the university community. Sign up by Jan. 14 and track physical activity Jan. 14-Apr. 7.

  4. December 10, 2013

    MHealthy offers faculty and staff wellness screenings, $100 reward

    MHealthy today launches its annual Rewards program, which includes a $100 before-tax reward for employees who complete a confidential wellness screening and the 2014 StayWell health questionnaire.

  5. December 6, 2013

    Physicians embrace Michigan program to improve health care

    A statewide program created by Michigan’s largest insurer has succeeded in engaging primary care physicians from the ground up to improve patient care, according to the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

  6. December 5, 2013

    Energy drinks plus alcohol pose a public health threat

    Mixing energy drinks with alcohol is riskier than just drinking alcohol alone, according to a new study that examines the impact of a growing trend among young adults.

  7. December 5, 2013

    U-M researchers highlight hazards of noise pollution

    As the nation continues to focus on health care prevention through reform, one cause of serious illness and even death gets ignored — environmental noise pollution.

  8. December 4, 2013

    Taubman Health Sciences Library closing for renovation

    With the renovation of the A. Alfred Taubman Health Sciences Library set to begin in the new year, the building will close at 11:45 p.m. Dec. 22. It will reopen in mid-2015.

  9. November 21, 2013

    Webinars can help employees stay healthy during the holidays

    MHealthy’s “’Tis the Season 2013” webinar series returns in December to help faculty and staff stay healthy and maintain their energy and peace of mind during this busy time of year.

  10. November 20, 2013

    U-M named one of Michigan’s healthiest employers

    U-M has been named one of Michigan’s healthiest employers in a statewide analysis of employers whose policies and practices promote a healthy workforce.